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Jr. Buyer at Standard Motor Products, Inc

Jr. Buyer

Standard Motor Products, Inc Disputanta, VA Full-Time

 Established in 1919 and traded on the NYSE, Standard Motor Products, Inc., (SMP) is a leading independent manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry, with an increasing focus on the original equipment and original equipment service markets. 


SMP, Inc.’s Resale Business Unit, based in Disputanta, Virginia is responsible for the procurement of a significant portion of the items sold by SMP, Inc.’s largest division, Engine Management.  They are currently recruiting to fill a new Jr. Buyer role.

If you are energetic and thrive in high-paced environments Resale is the place for you.  Do you have a desire to utilize the academic foundation you have built learning studying business in the classroom?    We can provide you a chance to put that learning into practice. As an SMP, Inc. Jr. Buyer you will learn solid business practices from some of the best Aftermarket Parts and Resale professionals in the industry. You’ll have a hand in executing projects alongside SMP, Inc.’s best.  But as much as we have to offer you, we always welcome your fresh new ideas and strive to create an atmosphere in which you can share them.   

If you are looking for a great opportunity with a clear progression path to begin your career the Resale team looks forward to hearing from you!


  • Manages established suppliers with more proven and stable performance trends
  • Works with senior buyers on price negotiation strategies as appropriate
  • Reviews supplier and part settings to ensure system data integrity
  • Works with suppliers, logistics providers and various internal personnel to ensure on time deliveries
  • Participates in meetings covering supplier product issues.
  • Interact with the Quality department to resolve issues.
  • Participate in the documentation and sample preparation for International low cost sources of supply utilizing our HK-IPO office.


  • Detail oriented
  • Strong problem solving skills; strong mathematics aptitude
  • Exemplary attendance required
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to work in a team environment
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, works without constant supervision
  • Achieve familiarity with various JDE (mainframe) system generated reports.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (significant phone and E-mail work required)


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, finance, engineering or related field
  • GPA 3.0 or better

Salary range

  • $45,000 - $50,000 starting salary
  • Subject to annual review

Recommended Skills

  • Attention To Detail
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ms Access
  • Mainframe
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